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What do you think of the Queen’s new statue?

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25Avalon Thu 19-Aug-21 14:32:42

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee statue has been unveiled at York Minster where it will be installed next year. A lot of people think it looks nothing like her. I think it looks pretty awful. What do other gnetters think?

Spinnaker Thu 19-Aug-21 14:39:07

Just had a quick look 25Avalon - not the best I have to agree. It looks more like Princess Margaret ?

Maggiemaybe Thu 19-Aug-21 14:49:05

It's not finished yet though, is it? I think it's looking good. Much better than the Diana statue anyway!

MoorlandMooner Thu 19-Aug-21 14:52:00

Surely HMs hair has been done by Mr Whippy at the PlayDoh Hair Salon.

Spinnaker Thu 19-Aug-21 14:55:41

MoorlandMooner

Surely HMs hair has been done by Mr Whippy at the PlayDoh Hair Salon.

grin

Karen1959 Thu 19-Aug-21 15:04:18

I think it’s lovely.

Mapleleaf Thu 19-Aug-21 15:05:21

I've not seen a picture of it, so can't comment, but I do hope it's better than the Diana statue. (Although maybe that looks better in situ than it does on a 2 dimensional photo, which is all I've seen).

Grandma70s Thu 19-Aug-21 15:15:52

I think she’s better looking than that, but maybe it will look all right in context and at a distance.l

Eviebeanz Thu 19-Aug-21 15:19:30

That's often how I look best

BlueBelle Thu 19-Aug-21 15:21:02

Any links I haven’t seen it

BlueBelle Thu 19-Aug-21 15:27:33

Ok I ve found it and I think it’s pretty awful, she looks harder and uglier than she is, even in her old age
She’s got a very furrowed forehead and the mouth is too wide
I think he could have made her look nicer without it being untruthful
If I was a generation after her death I would not think she was very pleasing to look at like when I see statues of Victoria who may possible have looked better in real life

BlueBelle Thu 19-Aug-21 15:29:00

ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/05CF/production/_119978410_0g-ujiaw.jpg

JaneJudge Thu 19-Aug-21 15:32:16

I am not keen either and yet have you seen the shortlist for the Emily Williamson sculptures? It most probably deserves a thread of its own actually

Maggiemaybe Thu 19-Aug-21 15:39:54

It looks scary in that photo, BlueBelle! Better in the video I’ve looked at.

Maggiemaybe Thu 19-Aug-21 15:43:02

Which I now can’t find….

ginny Thu 19-Aug-21 16:48:28

Well, it certainly isn’t flattering.

Lucca Thu 19-Aug-21 16:50:36

BlueBelle

ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/05CF/production/_119978410_0g-ujiaw.jpg

Oh …scary.

DillytheGardener Thu 19-Aug-21 16:58:58

It’s very hard, hair like a helmet, the ears, well they don’t look soft that’s for sure…

I don’t mind the first sculptures work JaneJudge, it has a softness and flow to it,( which the Princess Diana sculpture sorely lacked). It also in a artistic shorthand (for want of a better phrase) describes her pert face well.

DillytheGardener Thu 19-Aug-21 17:00:25

With both an artist son & dil and watching Fake or Fortune, I feel like a right art connoisseur 😉

JaneJudge Thu 19-Aug-21 17:16:16

DillytheGardener

It’s very hard, hair like a helmet, the ears, well they don’t look soft that’s for sure…

I don’t mind the first sculptures work JaneJudge, it has a softness and flow to it,( which the Princess Diana sculpture sorely lacked). It also in a artistic shorthand (for want of a better phrase) describes her pert face well.

yes, her face is quite elfin I thought

lemongrove Thu 19-Aug-21 17:20:52

Pretty awful really, much like the Diana statue is.😬

Whitewavemark2 Thu 19-Aug-21 18:01:28

Looks like a death mask

Cherrytree59 Thu 19-Aug-21 18:13:13

Oh nooo 😲
She looks so stern and grumpy.
Hair looks like it's been squigged through some sort of childs toy plastine thingy.

She is a cuddly great grandmother with compassion
and a sense of humour that was very much in evidence on her zoom meetings.👸

Lucca Thu 19-Aug-21 18:20:56

DillytheGardener

It’s very hard, hair like a helmet, the ears, well they don’t look soft that’s for sure…

I don’t mind the first sculptures work JaneJudge, it has a softness and flow to it,( which the Princess Diana sculpture sorely lacked). It also in a artistic shorthand (for want of a better phrase) describes her pert face well.

Hope it is not treason to say the queens hair IS like a helmet ?!

timetogo2016 Thu 19-Aug-21 18:27:27

Totaly agree lemongrove.
Has someone actually been paid for that c..p?.